Wednesday, July 18, 2012
by Brian Thompson
Hello once again from FarmLinks! BT, here and I hope everyone’s summer is becoming manageable through this heat and drought. We are staying busy here at FarmLinks with multiple studies going on as well as getting ready to welcome some more groups coming through the gate. We look forward to meeting all of you. This blog update we thought we would present you with C.J.’s background as well as give some studies we are looking at with our products.
My name is Christopher (C.J.) Coy and I am a senior at Purdue University. I am a non-traditional student who came to Purdue to further my studies. I currently have an Associate’s Degree in Horticultural Technologies from Vincennes University in Vincennes, IN. I am now studying Turfgrass Science at Purdue University as well as obtaining a minor in Food & Ag Business Management. I will be graduating in December 2012. I am a husband and father to three wonderful children.
The reason for coming back to Purdue was to specialize in Turf and see what it had to offer compared to landscaping. My first internships were at Wolf Run Golf Course in Zionsville, IN as well as game night worker with the Indianapolis Indians minor league baseball team. I knew with family and time frame that experiences were limited so I tried to make the most of my time. The second summer I helped Dr. Bigelow with research at the Daniel Center on Purdue campus. Also throughout the school year I continue to help Dr. Bigelow with research. Now this summer I am interning with BASF at FarmLinks in Sylacauga, Al.
I have and continue to learn daily with all these great experiences I have been a part of. Upon graduation I hope to continue into the Turf world in some shape or form. I enjoy the outdoors and whatever I can do to keep this world turning would be a blessing. Thank you to all for taking time to read this and hope you enjoy the blogs to follow! I will do my best to keep you all informed so we all can work together to continue to make this environment a better place for all!
Some of the studies we are looking at this summer are:
- Crabgrass and other weed control option
- Phyto study on an experimental chemical
- PGR and Seed head suppression on Bermuda and Zoysia
- Disease Control and Plant Health with our Intrinsic Brand on both putting green and some Pageant on flowers
- Dallisgrass control
- Intrinsic products to help with sod transition
Thank you for taking the time to read our update and look forward to seeing the new and familiar faces that will be coming through the gates in the upcoming weeks. Also stay tuned as we will be updating you on these studies here at FarmLinks! Good bye from the Farm for now!
Thank you all and have a great day!
BASF Intern at FarmLinks